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North America Program Coordinator:
Alexandra Ellerbeck

Central and South America Program Coordinator:
Natalie Southwick
Tel: 212-465-1004, ext. 120, 146
Fax: 212-465-9568

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New York, NY, 10001 USA

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Journalist shot in anti-government demonstrations in Haiti

February 14, 2019 3:29 PM ET

Miami, February 14, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Haitian authorities to investigate the shooting of a reporter during an anti-government demonstration and to ensure the safety of journalists covering ongoing protests....

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CPJ welcomes Mexican Supreme Court ruling in Carmen Aristegui case

February 14, 2019 2:50 PM ET

Mexico City, February 14, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a ruling yesterday by the Mexican Supreme Court declaring that the firing of journalist Carmen Aristegui from her morning radio show on broadcaster MVS Noticias in 2015 was illegal. The verdict was first reported on Aristegui's news website, AristeguiNoticias....

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CPJ concerned about journalists' safety at Trump's rallies

February 12, 2019 1:02 PM ET

New York, February 12, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the safety of journalists covering President Donald Trump's political rallies after a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) camera operator, Ron Skeans, was assaulted during a rally in El Paso, Texas, last night....

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Several journalists say US border agents questioned them about migrant coverage

February 11, 2019 11:40 AM ET

New York, February 11, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is harassing journalists or subjecting them to invasive questioning during secondary screening when they cross into the United States....

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Mexico denies entry to at least 2 journalists covering migrant caravan

February 8, 2019 5:45 PM ET

Officials from Mexico's National Institute for Migration denied entry to at least two international journalists who tried to enter the country in January 2019 to cover a migrant caravan in Tijuana....

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Mexican reporter assaulted with baseball bats in Baja California Sur

January 31, 2019 2:48 PM ET

Mexico City, January 31, 2019--Mexican authorities should immediately undertake a credible and thorough investigation into an assault on January 29 against journalist Martín Valtierra García and guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Valtierra was beaten by two unknown assailants outside his home in Comondù, in...

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US court: Syria 'planned, executed extrajudicial killing' of Marie Colvin

January 31, 2019 1:18 PM ET

New York, January 31, 2019--A U.S. federal court in Washington, D.C., late yesterday found the Syrian government culpable in the 2012 killing of Marie Colvin, a correspondent for the U.K. newspaper Sunday Times, and ordered the government to pay US$302.5 million to her family, AFP reported today. According to...

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CPJ concerned by report that UAE 'Project Raven' surveilled journalists

January 30, 2019 3:49 PM ET

New York, January 30, 2019--At least four journalists were surveilled under Project Raven, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) cybersurveillance and hacking operation, Reuters reported today. The UAE hired former U.S. National Security Agency employees to assist in deploying a surveillance tool called Karma that exploited a vulnerability in the...

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From fake news to enemy of the people: An anatomy of Trump's tweets

January 30, 2019 10:00 AM ET

Since announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections to the end of his second year in office, U.S. President Donald Trump has sent 1,339 tweets about the media that were critical, insinuating, condemning, or threatening. In lieu of formal appearances as president, Trump has tweeted over 5,400 times...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the political crisis in Venezuela

January 25, 2019 5:24 PM ET

In response to disputed election results, Venezuelans from both sides have taken to the streets in recent weeks, according to news reports. The crisis began following the inauguration of President Nicolás Maduro to his second term on January 10, after an electoral process characterized by many in the international...

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